Where do ideas come from?

“I would write, but I have nothing to write about. Where do you get all of these ideas?” They come from … anywhere. Everywhere. I just need to pay attention. The guy we see sitting at the bus stop on our way to school every morning. Three people who made different comments about the same … Read more

Statistics vs. actual people

Individual stories are where real emotional power lies. I mean, that 3,000 people were killed is quite something. That millions were killed in WWII is staggering. They’re numbers. They’re big numbers. They’re easy to wield, hard to comprehend. “A single death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic.” Stories? Those are where power … Read more

Boldness

I’m volunteering at The Moth StorySlam tonight in Phoenix. While I’m there, I can throw my name into the hat for an opportunity to tell a 5-minute story on stage. (I’ve had the opportunity to tell stories twice. One went well; the other, not so much.) The theme this month is BOLD. I’ve been thinking … Read more